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Modular RTU Controller: IoPAC 8000 Series





Compliant with EN 50121-3-2, EN 50121-4 and essential sections of EN 50155


Supports C/C++ programming languages
2-port Ethernet switch for daisy-chain topologies with by-pass function
Modular I/O for versatility, flexibility, and scalability

Cellular RTU Controller:


ioLogik W5300 Series

Ethernet RTU Controller:


ioLogik E2200 Series

Easily manage devices over dynamic/private IP cellular


networks
Active communication with patented Active OPC Server
Front-end intelligence with patented Click&Go control
logic

Smart alarm management with e-mail, SNMP Trap, TCP, and


UDP
Save time and wiring costs with peer-to-peer communication
Front-end intelligence with patented Click&Go

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Moxa RTU Controller Solutions


Patented Click&Go or C/C++ Programming Capability
Moxas programmable RTU controllers support the C/C++
programming languages or Moxas patented Click&Go to aid in
constructing customized control systems. Click&Go control logic
bridges the gap between information technology and industrial
automation, providing an intuitive IF-THEN-ELSE style of control
logic that makes control and alarm configuration extremely simple.
With the ability to select multiple conditions and actions already
embedded in the product, users only need a few clicks and a couple
of minutes to program simple I/O control tasks, configure message
events, and coordinate alarms. Moxa RTU controllers also provide C/
C++ programmable platform for those other applications that require
more complicated control logic or computation. In either its ready-torun or bundled open platform, the Moxa RTU controller has front-end
intelligence for event response and alarm messaging.

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With its embedded programming capabilities, Moxas RTU controllers


are able to execute local control logic to actively respond to unusual
events with triggered, time-stamped exception messages though
UDP, TCP, email, SMS or SNMP traps, whether for simple intrusion
detection (as when triggered by input status) or for critical fastmoving vehicles, unmanned track-side signaling, and control cabinet
applications.

Faster, More Accurate Data Collection than Traditional Pull Technology


Moxa has pioneered the concept of active type OPC software in the
automation industry. With the patented Active OPC Server, Moxas
RTU controllers utilize a push-based network architecture. This
adaptation of push technology means that I/O status will be updated at
the Active OPC Server only when there is an I/O status change, a preconfigured interval is reached, or when a request is issued by a user.
Using push technology in this way cuts metadata overhead, resulting
in faster I/O response times and more accurate data collection than
traditional pull-based architectures. With Moxas Active Server
advantage, users will instantly receive alarms and real time updates
allowing for timely risk response.

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Active Alarming with Local Intelligence

Local Data logging


Moxas RTU Controllers log I/O and serial device data to a single,
expandable SD card slot that supports up to 32 GB of storage space
and provide multiple methods to remotely retrieve data logs, whether
through FTP, e-mail or Moxas DA-Center. The DA-Center provides
a standard OPC interface that interacts with Active OPC Server,
so that when users want to retrieve logs associated with the RTU,
DA-Center will automatically compare historical data stored on the
SD cards in the individual device with locally stored datasets and then
retrieve the missing data by requesting re-transmission from the RTU
(Note: ioLogik W5300 series only).

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Modular RTU Controllers for Railway Condition Monitoring Applications

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Modular I/O for Versatility, Flexibility and Scalability

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ioPAC 8020 RTU controllers come with either 5 or 9 I/O expansion


slots in a compact and rugged design. This line of devices offers
a wide selection of analog, digital and communication modules
for flexible configuration capabilities. ioPAC 8020 RTUs also come

equipped with dual power inputs, a 3-in-1 serial port, dual M12/RJ45
Ethernet connectors, and one SD card slot offering up to 32GB of
storage for local programs and data logging.

Anti-Vibration Design
The DIN-Rail mount of the ioPAC 8020 RTU is specifically designed
to withstand severe vibrations; features include aluminum chassis
for vandal protection, spring-type terminal blocks for gas-tight and
vibration resistant wire contacts, and optional M12 connectors to
ensure a stable Ethernet connection.

Tailor-Made for Railway Condition Monitoring Applications


The ioPAC 8020 RTU is compliant with EN 50121-3-2, EN 501214 and undergoes strict environmental testing to ensure reliable
performance under a variety of power supply conditions that include
voltage variations, power interruptions, and supply changeovers. The

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ioPAC 8020 RTU is also designed with anti-vibration features including


spring-type terminal blocks for sensor wires and optional M12
connectors to ensure a stable Ethernet connection for uninterrupted
data transmission.

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Seamless data transmissions with Ethernet by-pass function


The ioPAC RTU controller provides an Ethernet switch with 2 ports
to enable daisy-chaining of multiple ioPAC RTU controllers with
minimal hassle via cascade wiring. Together with the power-off bypass

mechanism, ioPAC RTU controllers are able to maintain continuous


and seamless data transmissions even when a linked device fails.

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The ioPAC 8020-C comes designed with the flexibility needed to create
and upload imaginative, user-defined programs from a Linux/GNU
programming platform. The main advantage of its open C platform
is the embedded development toolchain, that helps users economize
installation and configuration time by reducing programming
overhead for key areas like I/O control and alarming, interoperability

with SCADA/DB systems, and improving network communication


controls. By using this open programming platform, users not
only enjoy the benefits of flexibility but can also call upon Moxas
patented push technology through the RAS API to speed up SCADA
communications.

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Innovative C/C++ Programming with timesaving I/O access and control

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Cellular RTU for Reliable and Cost Effective Remote Automation

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All-in-one Programmable Controller


The ioLogik W5300 combines a cellular modem, a data logger, and an
I/O controller in one compact box, to dramatically reduce the amount
of effort required to integrate devices from multiple vendors. The
cellular interface supports quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies.
The cellular RTU provides I/O and serial device data logging with one
expandable SD card slot that can support up to 32 GB of storage
space. Multiple ways are available to remotely retrieve data logs, such

as FTP, e-mail or Moxas DA-Center. In addition, this cellular RTU is a


programmable controller that supports Click&Go logic programming
languages to construct customized control systems. The ioLogik
W5300 is a rugged, wide-temperature RTU well suited for hard-to-wire
remote monitoring and alarm applications such as the monitoring of
unmanned sites like riversides and pipelines.

Automatic Data Updates from SD Cards Following Network Failures


When Active OPC Server and DA-Center are used together, upon
network reconnection Moxas ioLogik W5300 series of RTU controllers
are able to transmit data logs collected offline. After each network
connection, the DA-Center database gateway will compare historical

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data stored on the ioLogik W5300s local SD card with its received,
real-time data, and then supplement any missing data by requesting
re-transmission from the RTU.

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Dynamic IP Assignments
For most cellular solutions, each remote modem as well as the
central SCADA server is assigned static public IP when establishing
bi-directional communication. Yet cellular network carriers charge
higher monthly fees for static, public IPs than dynamic, private ones.
Moxas ioLogik W5300 series and patented Active OPC Server allow

users to implement dynamic IP assignments for the RTUs. The ioLogik


W5300 can automatically establish communications with the Active
OPC Server using a fixed IP, and the Active OPC Server will receive
and register the ioLogik W5300s IP address and receive or record tag
updates accordingly.

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The ioLogik W5300 Series of RTU controllers are equipped with a
3-in-1 serial port that supports RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485, making it
more convenient than ever (and saving users money) when connecting
field serial devices. This cellular RTU can also create user-defined
Modbus serial tags, to translate serial data from remote serial meters
and flow sensors into OPC tags. Further, ioLogik W5300 Series can

also actively update tag data to Active OPC Server, resulting in faster
I/O response times and more accurate data collection than in typical
pull-based systems. Except for its active serial tag functions, the
ioLogik W5300 line of cellular RTUs provides transparent serial tunnel
and Modbus RTU communications for direct connectivity between field
devices and central control systems.

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Faster, More Accurate Serial Data Collection than Traditional Pull Technology

I/O Expandability
The ioLogik W5300 can integrate external wired clients via daisychained ioLogik E1200 I/O modules. ioLogik E1200 modules support
simple daisy chaining and cost-free peer-to-peer I/O extensions.
Through the RJ45 Ethernet port, the ioLogik W5300 can support up to
three connected ioLogik E1200 series I/O modules to enforce a flexible
and scalable network expansion that best fits customers needs.

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Intelligent Micro RTU for Remote Monitoring and Alarm Applications

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PC-free Alarm and Control Intelligence

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The ioLogik E2200 Micro RTU supports simple and powerful


Click&Go technology to deliver event-driven reports and allow alarm
messages to be sent by email, TCP/UDP, and SMNP Trap with real-time
stamps. With built-in Click&Go intelligence, the ioLogik E2200 micro
RTU can be used for simple output control when it is triggered by
input status, without the need for a PC controller. The ioLogik E2200
micro RTU reports I/O status automatically based on user-specified
conditions. This report by-exception approach requires far less
bandwidth than the traditional polling approach.

Use SNMP Protocol to Manage All Devices over Ethernet


In addition to Modbus/TCP, ioLogik E2200 RTUs support the widely
used SNMP and CGI (Common Gateway Interface) protocols, giving IT
engineers easy access to control and monitoring systems with familiar
SNMP protocols and knowledge. The ioLogik E2200 micro RTU
can send out SNMP trap alarms and also accept SNMP as a means
of reading or writing to I/Os. To protect network communications,
the ioLogik E2200 micro RTU also supports SNMP v3 for message
authentication and encryption. With Moxas SNMP-capable ioLogik
RTU controllers, even IT customers can easily integrate any connected
sensors and devices into an Ethernet backbone, and achieve
proficient network management for many other applications, such as
environmental monitoring, telecom, power, and transportation.

Push Technology for Events and Alarms


The ioLogik E2200 micro RTU supports the free, push-based Active
OPC Server utility to build seamless connections with any SCADA
system. Using active communications, Moxa Active OPC Server is
extremely efficient at pushing event-triggered data from the ioLogik
RTU to the SCADA system or IT database.

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Rapid Response Trackside Monitoring System


Application Introduction
Monitoring trackside assets is a critical factor in identifying technical risks in the infrastructure environment and
can provide critical early indications of pending malfunctions from component failure or age before an incident
actually occurs. This aids railway operators in reducing maintenance costs and achieving operational reliability
with prioritized corrective maintenance. The question is, which modular design solutions collect real-time data in a
way that effectively complements railway operators in their attempts to prepare for these failures.

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The ioPAC 8020-C is a compact, modular RTU controller with a wide
selection of analog, digital and communication modules that is ideal
for monitoring trackside assets. Its Linux-based C/C++ programming
platform delivers maximum coding flexibility in ready-to-use toolchain
APIs, making I/O access and control easier than ever. In addition,
through its bundled SDK the ioPAC 8020-C can be easily integrated
with Moxas patented push technology to provide immediate SCADA
speed improvements in event response times. Engineers now can

create imaginative, user-defined programs that integrate with localized


domains, giving end-users considerable additional value.
This rugged platform is also compliant with EN 50121-3-2, EN
50121-4 and essential sections of EN 50155 railway standard covering
operating temperature, power input voltage, surge, ESD and vibration.
It also tolerates wide operating temperatures (-40 to 75C) to
withstand harsh trackside environments.

Key Product
ioPAC 8000 series modular RTU controller

Compliant with EN 50121-3-2, EN 50121-4 and essential sections


of EN 50155
Supports C/C++ programming languages

2-port Ethernet switch for daisy-chain topologies, with by-pass


function
Modular I/O for versatility, flexibility and scalability

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Reliable Remote Pipeline Monitoring Systems over Cellular Networks


Application Introduction
Monitoring the pressure, flow and liquid leakages of pipelines used to transfer water, petroleum, and
natural gas is a complicated task, because those pipelines are usually located in isolated areas where
wired communication devices are not available. Consequently, these networks have come to rely on radio
communications. Using radio communications is cost effective but a major disadvantage in terms of the
limits on data transmission speeds. Are there other options for utility companies seeking a more reliable
and efficient remote monitoring system.

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Moxas Solution
Moxas ioLogik W5340 is a line of cellular RTUs designed specifically
for remote pipeline monitoring systems. Compared with RF monitoring
solutions, cellular networks offer a more cost efficient way to build
remote monitoring systems. Traditional cellular products use polling
to request data, which requires both a costly static and public IP; but
when using the patented Active OPC Server, the ioLogik W5340 can
actively update data to the SCADA system regardless of what kind of IP

address it uses. In addition, in comparison to polling systems, active


reporting provides a way to increase data throughput when receiving
real-time data from the remote location. In addition, the ioLogik
W5300 series also supports local intelligence, so its control logic
can be executed and stored in the front-end device for a truly PC-free
solution.

Key Product
ioLogik W5300 series cellular RTU controller

Easily manage devices over dynamic/private IP cellular networks


Active communication with patented Active OPC Server

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Front-end intelligence with patented Click&Go control logic


GPRS wireless connectivity, with wide operating temperature
models

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Easy Unmanned Base Station Monitoring with SNMP Alarm


Application Introduction
To provide reliable connectivity to their customers is important for the wireless communication industry to
manage widely-spread base stations effectively. To maintain consistent, uninterrupted operations on cellular
base stations and prevent station failures, station owners must monitor a number of key environmental and
operational indicators and receive early warnings as unusual situations happen.

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The devices in our ioLogik E2200 series are ideal environmental
monitoring devices that support the widely-used SNMP protocols,
giving IT engineers easy access to unfamiliar control and monitoring
systems via familiar and easy-to-use SNMP protocols. The ioLogik
E2200 series micro RTU can also accept SNMP as a means of reading
or writing to I/O devices. To protect network communications, the
ioLogik E2200 micro RTU also supports SNMP v3 for message
authentication and encryption.

In addition, the ioLogik E2200 Micro RTU supports simple Click&Go


IF-THEN-ELSE control logic, so easy it requires virtually no
programming effort to set up event-driven reports. As with the rest of
Moxas RTU controllers, the ioLogik E2200 utilizes Moxas patented
push technology to send real-time, time-stamped alarms out by email,
TCP/UDP, and SMNP Traps.

Key Product
ioLogik E2200 series Ethernet RTU controller

Smart alarm management with e-mail, SNMP Trap, TCP, and UDP
Save time and wiring costs with peer-to-peer communications

Front-end intelligence with patented Click&Go

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